July 12, 2024

Funnel clouds over Jasper County only lead to field damage

Communities dodge another ambush from Mother Nature the evening of June 25

Funnel clouds on June 25 appeared in a number of areas around Jasper County. Only a few weak tornadoes were reported to the National Weather Service and emergency management, resulting mainly in field damges.

Several sporadic funnel clouds appeared over Jasper County on the afternoon of June 25, along with golf ball-sized hail and heavy rain in some areas. Although they caused quite a ruckus in the affected communities, it was the corn and bean fields that took the brunt of the damages from a few weak tornadoes.

According to preliminary information from the National Weather Service, funnel clouds were common all over Central Iowa after storms developed along the east-west boundary late in the afternoon. There were also reports of hailstones as big as two inches in diameter along with wind damage from 60 mph gusts.

Jamey Robinson, director of Jasper County Emergency Management Agency, told Newton News the county dodged another ambush from Mother Nature. Jasper County got out of the mess relatively unscathed. However, any damages should be recorded and reported to Jasper County EMA.

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig has a strong passion for community journalism and covers city council, school board, politics and general news in Newton, Iowa and Jasper County.